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Homemade Frozen Yogurt – Only 4 Ingredients

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Make homemade frozen yogurt with just 4 simple ingredients. This easy recipe can easily be customized to make all sorts of different flavor combinations.

Scooping out vanilla frozen yogurt from a freezer container.

If you are craving something cold, creamy, and sweet but don’t want to feel guilty about indulging too much, this homemade frozen yogurt recipe is for you. It is made from natural ingredients and tastes amazing.

The best part is the base only takes a couple of minutes to put together. Just stir together some yogurt, cream, honey, and vanilla.

After a nice churn, it is ready to freeze. Then scoop it to your heart’s content

What kind of yogurt should I use?

You can use whatever yogurt you would like, but the different varieties will affect the final texture. For the smoothest, creaminess fro-yo use a plain whole milk Greek yogurt.

You can certainly use light or low-fat yogurt if that’s what you prefer, but a lower fat content will result in a more solid frozen yogurt.

Ingredients: yogurt, cream, yogurt and vanilla ready to be made into frozen yogurt.

We have also made this recipe with homemade goat’s milk yogurt and it was delicious. It reminded us of the honey goat cheese we get sometimes.

If you want to use flavored yogurt instead of plain, that works too. If you use a sweetened fruity yogurt, you can cut the amount of honey you add to the recipe in half.

In the end, the ratio of sugar, fat, and water will determine the final consistency of your homemade fro-yo. Feel free to use this recipe as a guide and tinker until you find your favorite combination.

Tips and Tricks

If using an ice cream maker that requires you to freeze the bowl, do so at least a full day in advance. If it’s not fully frozen, it will be hard to get your froyo to freeze.

If you want to add small chunks of fruit, chocolate chips or other mix-ins, do so at the end of the churning process. At that point the frozen yogurt will be thick enough to suspend the chunks.

If your froyo is hard to scoop, let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes and try again. You can try increasing the fat or sugar content next time for a softer texture.

Easy Flavor Additions

If you want chocolate frozen yogurt, stir in a few Tablespoons of cocoa powder. You may want to add an extra Tablespoon or two of sweetener as well to counteract the bitter cocoa.

Or try adding a half cup of peanut butter to the mix. It will add great flavor and will help you to get an extra creamy texture.

You can also try adding instant coffee to the mix. Cinnamon would be another great addition.

Two scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt, ready to be enjoyed.

Adding a mashed banana not only adds flavor, but helps you to get a rich creamy texture too. Plus it adds additional natural sweetness to the mix.

Let your imagination and taste buds guide you. If you come up with the ultimate combination, please let me know!

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t want to use honey?

You can use granulated sugar, maple syrup, or your favorite sweetener in place of the honey in this recipe. Each will make your frozen yogurt delicious

How long can I store homemade frozen yogurt?

If kept in an airtight container, frozen yogurt will stay good for several months. Without a proper storage container, it may start to take on the flavors of your freezer within a few days.

More Fun Frozen Treats

Frozen layered lemon lime sherbet bars have a great balance of sweet and salty, cold and creamy. Plus they have the perfect amount of tart too. Whip some up to see for yourself.

Whip up some tasty 3 ingredient raspberry sorbet that is naturally sweetened with honey. It is a simple and cleaner way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Homemade frozen yogurt served on top of some warm blackberry crisp.

Turn fresh or frozen fruit into a tasty homemade strawberry sherbet with just four simple ingredients. The berry flavor really shines through in this refreshing dessert.

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Scooping out vanilla frozen yogurt from a freezer container.

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Servings: 8 Servings (just shy of 2 quarts)
Author: Carlee
Make homemade frozen yogurt with just 4 simple ingredients. This easy recipe can easily be customized to make all sorts of different flavor combinations.
5 from 9 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Mix together all ingredients until uniform.
    3 cups yogurt, ½ cup heavy cream, ¾ cup honey, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Churn according to your ice cream maker's directions.
  • Spoon into freezer safe containers and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

We find this recipe works best with plain whole milk Greek yogurt, but feel free to experiment with your favorite yogurt. If you use a sweetened yogurt, you can reduce the amount of honey or sugar you add.
Instead of yogurt, you can use sugar, maple syrup or your favorite sweetener.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 5gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 65mgSugar: 33g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Monday 12th of June 2023

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Andrea Nine

Monday 23rd of January 2023

You’re always so brilliant with your creations. Would never have thought to add honey. Yum!

Carlee

Monday 23rd of January 2023

The honey and yogurt go so well together! Thank you